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Scissor Sisters / October 2012 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 at 5:00 pm
 

Scissor Sisters have announced plans to tour the UK in October. Tickets are available now.

Them Crooked Vultures / Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme features in an infomercial spoof for the band’s upcoming album ‘Magic Hour’ to be released on Monday; watch it below. The band have organised a special Facebook app that allows fans to preview clips from ‘Magic Hour’ along the theme of the album’s artwork, which has today been updated with the final remaining unheard numbers. By starting the app and listening to the tracks, fans experience a social listening party, populated by a Zebra flamingo crowd all tweeting #MagicHour. To get to the app, go here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw60b-wk9MA[/youtube]

Monday 1st October 2012 – Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 – Belfast Waterfront
Monday 15th October 2012 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Tuesday 16th October 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 19th October 2012 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Saturday 20th October 2012 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 – London Roundhouse

 

Roskilde Festival: Day 2 Roundup

 
By on Tuesday, 20th July 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

My Day 2 at Roskilde started and ended inauspiciously. Forgetting to set the alarm on my mobile, I am stirred by the heat of the sun and realise, oh no, it’s already 10.30? That can’t be! Manic rustling around for my tape recorder, camera, batteries and other essentials ensues. On my way out I grab a banana, an apple and a granola bar to choke down on the train ride back to the festival. So much for a civilised breakfast.

Instead of taking the bus, the train is a much better way to the festival, as it deposits you pretty close to the Odeon stage, where I would see in my opinion some of the best performances of the whole festival. Somehow I manage to make it in early enough to catch most of the set by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. They are an African-American group of real brothers from Chicago that play, yup, you guessed it, lots of fun, loud, brass instruments. But they are so much more than that. They’re consummate entertainers, trying to involve their audience in football-like chants (‘I get the party started, you keep the party jumping!’ and more humourously, teaching phrases to them so they’ll survive in the rough South Side of their hometown. Watching Scandinavians yell back ‘fo sho!’ to the guys on the stage was a hoot. But really, the music was great, and the set was a lot of fun.

Because it’s only day 2 and I still don’t really have a good handle on the lay of the land, I head over to Pavilion in advance of me meeting up with Delphic there for an interview later on. Swedish indie rock band the Bear Quartet are just finishing up as I arrive. They are notorious for not touring at all, so this is a well-attended set featuring, unusually, an English-singing frontman. It’s nice to sit in the shade for a bit and collect my thoughts before I myself am collected to the backstage area for my interview with Delphic’s thoughtful multi-instrumentalist Rick Boardman (pictured in the header pic), which goes very well (read part 1 and part 2 of the interview posted last week). So well that Rick and lead singer / bassist and birthday boy James Cook are happy to sort a photo pass for me for their set later on.

After the cut: this review of day 2 continued with more photos.

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Preview: Roskilde Festival 2010

 
By on Friday, 16th April 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

For sure, Roskilde Festival in Denmark is special not only as being the biggest summer rock music festival in Northern Europe. You might think that they could get really lazy and bring in a bunch of Scandinavian acts. But no – you can count on them offering the most eclectic line-up around, choosing artists from all over the globe. The festival also has a conscience: the Roskilde Festival Charity Society makes sure every year the profits from the festival are donated directly to humanitarian and cultural purposes, and the event strives to be as green as possible as well, with volunteers on site helping to raise awareness of how we can help the environment.

The line-up for this year’s festival was announced yesterday with the headliners for this year’s Roskilde Orange Stage being Gorillaz, Jack Johnson, Muse, Nephew, the Prodigy, Patti Smith and her band and Them Crooked Vultures (pictured above). A surprise: Vampire Weekend has been relegated to the middle tier of bands and will not headline this event: I thought they might, since the quartet from New York City will be headlining both Rockness and T in the Park. Our picks for the must-sees at this festival? LCD Soundsystem (with James Murphy’s announcement that ‘This is Happening’ will be his last album), Kasabian, the Temper Trap and ex-Joy Division/ex-New Order Bernard Sumner’s new band Bad Lieutenant.

You might be wondering why I, as an American blog editor, am suddenly so keen on a festival that will take place over 4,000 miles away. Well, I’ll tell you. I’m going this year as one of seven bloggers chosen by the festival organisers themselves. To be honest, I’m very excited (I nearly fainted when I heard the news I’d been picked from scores of applicants) but also a bit anxious as I imagine I will be one of the few American punters (or possibly the only one who’s not in an American band or associated with one?) at the event. I’ve been trying desperately to learn basic Danish from a Berlitz CD but I’m expecting to embarrassed multiple times with my strange sounding accent. If you are attending this year, come and say ‘hej!’ (And that would mean ‘hello’ in Danish.)

The festival will take place Thursday 01 July to Sunday 04 July, plus what they are calling a ‘warm-up period’ starting Saturday 26 June. Tickets are on sale now at the official festival Web site or through Seetickets. A ticket for the warm-up plus all 4 days of the festival runs 1675 DKK (approximately £198) + booking fee, and single day tickets are 850 DKK (approximately £100) + booking fee. Parking, tent and caravan fees are extra.

After the cut: the current line-up as of 15 April 2010. Because the dates of performance haven’t been announced yet, I’ve arranged the list of acts scheduled to appear by billing from top down (by size of the fonts on the poster), then alphabetically. This listing in no way indicates Roskilde’s or even my personal feelings about each band and their merits – I didn’t think it would be useful to throw all the acts together alphabetically!

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Video of the Moment #203: Them Crooked Vultures

 
By on Monday, 18th January 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Them Crooked Vultures – aka drummer Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and Nirvana), vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme (from Queens of the Stone Age, and Eagles of Death Metal), and bassist, guitarist, and keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – have been making waves since they appeared on the scene last year. As I’ve been a Led Zeppelin fangirl for a long time, I was so happy that John Paul Jones was out and about touring again. And Dave Grohl just looks right at home behind the drums again, banging away with them drumsticks.

Check out this live performance of ‘No One Loves Me and Neither Do I’ taped at Canal Plus Studios last month. Snarly guitars, snarly vocals. Smashing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2T102kW94[/youtube]
Them Crooked Vultures’s self-titled album (released in November 2009) is available now.

 

Them Crooked Vultures / December 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 2nd September 2009 at 9:06 pm
 

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup to end all supergroups, has announced a UK tour for December.

Comprising drummer Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame of course), vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme (from Queens of the Stone Age, and Eagles of Death Metal) and bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), the shows are set to be some of the most popular this year.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (4th September) reportedly.

Thursday 10th December 2009 – Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 11th December 2009 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Sunday 13th December 2009 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Monday 14th December 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 15th December 2009 – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Thursday 17th December 2009 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

 
 
 

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